Monthly Archives: March 2014

Dentist and Decorating

We’re into our final couple of weeks here, which means–because who would do it sooner than absolutely necessary?–our annual dental bonanza. In the last few years, since we decided not to purchase dental insurance at home, we’ve begun having dental … Continue reading

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Photos, bubbles, chilies…

Settling into our final month here and acutely aware that I am both reluctant and eager to go home. That’s usual for me. I do love it here, but we’ve been gone for four months now, and it will be … Continue reading

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A triennial reunion

Carolyn Miller, Marilyn Cooper and I (Paula Smith) were best friends in high school. Three young women from humble stock, if our last names are any indication. Twenty-six years ago, Carolyn was a visiting professor at Michigan Tech in Michigan’s … Continue reading

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A couple more pictures just in from Isaac. That’s him on the right.

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Hasta Luego, Tessiers!

Erica’s family left yesterday morning. It was a great week–fun to see them discover Guanajuato, fall in love with it, and enjoy some sunshine while the weather back home continued to break records for cold. Also fun to spend some … Continue reading

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